A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King

By Tom Tykwer

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2016-04-22
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Director: Tom Tykwer
  • Production Company: Kasbah-Film Tanger
  • Production Country: Mexico, France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
From 440 Ratings


Cultures collide when an American businessman (Tom Hanks) is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise- cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) and a beautiful Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury).




  • Not a Ton Hanks fan but...

    By officialdjstaan
    ... Definitely an entertaining and insightful movie.
  • Good movie

    By BilliamamI
    I dislike about four out of every five movies I watch. This was the one.
  • Fundamental Flaw

    By ramsackle
    By suspending disbelief I enjoyed this movie. But that took some work. Because in Saudi Arabia, women do not go out alone and when among strangers they wear a burka. This movie ignores that fact. In the real Saudi Arabia, the relationship at the core of this movie simply could never happen.
  • Loved it

    By PuaSai
    Having experience living and working in Saudi Arabia, I have to say this was a pretty clear representation of how life for a foreigner is in 'The Magic Kingdom'. All people hear about, especially westerners who don't travel, are the bad things regarding the Muslim community. Although the customs are strange at times, Saudi Arabia is a fascinating place. I really loved this movie and will watch it again and again. Tom Hanks I believe did a great job as did the rest of the cast, especially his driver. Spot on! 😊
  • Not Toms Best

    By gdfrnd1418
    Movie is kind of weird and the fact it never showed up in theaters is testament to not being very good. A sleeper. Save your money
  • Tom Hanks.. enough said

    By emw1069
    Tom hanks is one of the best actors of all time!! Any movie with tom hanks in it is worth buying!!
  • $5.99 TO RENT….TO RENT???

    By .TomCruise.
    Does the rental come with another free movie as well? Either Apple or the the movie maker company is getting REALLY GREEDY. One has to be really dumb to RENT a movie for $5.99, regardless of who the main charter is.
  • Simply awful

    By Dumolebob
    I just cannot imagine what compelled Tom Hanks, certainly one of the greatest actors or our time, to star this pointless movie. There is no plot, no story, no nothing! Save your money!
  • Hologram for a King

    By SoozJuice
    Remarkably bad for a Tom Hanks movie. It dragged on and on with no action or forward motion of the story line, or if there was, it was too subtle for our cognition; we never did figure out what the point was. We waited patiently for it to catch fire, but we finally gave up about halfway through. It was billed as a comedy but we didn't get more than one little chuckle. What a waste of time (ours) and talent (Hanks')!

    By Corgimom7
    I know, it's just a movie. Totally implausible, but entertaining nevertheless.